Linux Weekly Daily Wednesday – DDoS-B-Gone

Firefox previews Quantum, Azure gets a tailored Ubuntu kernel, Red Hat offers a free course, and Cloudflare wants to make denial of service attack a thing of the past.


Linux Weekly Daily Wednesday
Linux Weekly Daily Wednesday
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A weekly dose of all thing Linux and open source with a slice of Pi for good measure.



Colour key – Venn Pedro

Microsoft <3’s Linux

  • Microsoft made their nginx GUI slightly less worse.
  • Embrace.
  • Ya know where the ends up, right?
  • Oh yes you do, just don’t want to admit it.
  • 18% reduction in kernel size.
  • NAPI and Receive Segment Coalescing
  • latest Hyper-V device drivers
  • Any Ubuntu 16.04 LTS image brought up from the Azure portal after September 21st will be running on this Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel.


Free hats

  • A few free courses and an easy transition for people looking to get the RHCE or RHCSA.
  • Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux will soon be available through edX.
  • No previous Linux administration experience is required.
  • Makes me wonder how badly (not if) I would bomb a 2017 RHCE exam.


Red has you covered

  • Basically, do your homework when it comes to licensing software.
  • Which you should be doing from the start.
  • First offered in 2002 but now with more patent-sauce.
  • 99 percent of FOSS software should be covered by the Promise.
  • Does not cover hardware patents.
  • Project needs to fall under one of the listed licences listed @ the OSI or the FSF.


My first Fedora 26

  • No more 32bit iso.
  • So long as they keep the 32bit packages for the stragglers, I have no issue with that.
  • And I am one of those people with a 32bit system.
  • Though, from the look of things, I’m just waiting on the 18.04 LTS for the Thinkpad to get its ultimate setup.
  • People, you need to let go of you 32-bit retro computing machines.
  • First version to include Canvas (Their attempt at a openSUSE Build Service)
  • At least it ships with a proper DM.
  • We should also mention the Ubuntu is dropping 32-bit builds of Ubuntu 17.10 desktop entirely.


The problem with releases

  • People, you need to learn to put something (even a link to a changelog) in announcements.
    • They did put a link to phabricator which shows only the open issues, since the done table is empty.
  • It really does look like they’ve done nothing and are just claiming to have done.
  • At least they are supporting Flatpack so you have no excuse to not give it a try.


Pedro reviews a thing

  • This is going to sound like an excuse, but it’s the only reason I have.
  • I was very disappointed by this laptop and it transpired to the video.
  • I do apologise and I will do my damnedest to make sure the next video, coming soon, will not be as awful.
  • Still, the written review I find is very much on point but then again, I wrote it.
  • And Jordan fixed my awful grammar.
  • Remember kids, blindly heap praise on anything with a penguin sticker.
  • Because if you don’t you’re “hurting the Linux community”
  • Does anyone want to see the full 10min long video review?


Quantum of Foxes

  • It’s so fast you almost feel like you’re running chromium.
  • There is mention of better high-DPI support on windows but nothing on Linux.
  • That’s because there is none on Linux, it’s still rubbish.
  • Still no love for google Hangouts.
  • You can download the beta right now and have a go.


Cloudflare introduces DDoS B Gone

  • It’s even available for the free plan.
  • Quantum takes advantage of multiple CPU cores.
  • Rocking the Photon interface.

Slice of Pi

Pew pew Pi

  • DIY Entrapment props?
  • Still won’t help you get either Catherine Zeta-Jones or Sean Connery into your place, unfortunately.






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